You are a doctor and want to practice medicine in Denmark. It’s a good European country to live, work, and have a relaxed life. But how should you do it, and what stages do you have to follow? You fill out how to immigrate and work Denmark as a doctor through this page.
What are the requirements to immigrate and work in Denmark as a doctor?
If you have studied outside of Denmark and want to move to the country as a doctor, you need these requirements to be qualified. Fulfilling all of them is a must, and there is no other option. Remember an essential point. The application process for EU and non-EU nationals is a bit different. So after reading this section, you’d better read the steps you have to follow in the following section.
A medical degree.
Having a related medical degree is a must to immigrate and work in Denmark as a doctor. There are two cases regarding your degree; 1) you got your degree from an EU country, and 2) You got your degree from a non-EU country.
The process is different for EU and non-EU countries. But your degree must be from a verified center. Remember that you need verification by the university or medical center you got your degree.
Mastering Danish is a must for people who want to work as a doctor in the country. This is a must for doctors who have a degree from a non-EU country. During the application process, there is a Danish language test that you have to pass.
Also, there is a course that you have to take and pass, which is in Danish as well.
If you received your medical degree from a non-EU country, you need to apply for registration. It’s a process that the Danish officials evaluate your certificate and education. They assess your certificate to ensure they are equivalent to Danish in terms of quality and quantity.
There are also exams that you must pass to become qualified and immigrate and work in Denmark as a doctor. The process could take a few years to complete.
You can spend the whole process in Denmark and stay in the country. The officials have designed a particular residency for doctors, nurses, and people in healthcare occupations who need to stay in Denmark for the long term to complete the process. It gets called residency for registration. You can get familiar with it in the below section.
Medical science exam.
Part of the registration is the medical science exam. All non-EU doctors have to pass it and get the required score to work in Denmark as a doctor.
You will get familiar with it in the below section and find out how you can pass it. Remember that the test is in Danish. You need language proficiency to take and pass the exam.
After you complete the registration and get the authorization to work as a doctor in Denmark, you have to pass a training course. It’s to get familiar with the working procedures and the system in Denmark. You need to work with a licensed doctor, hospital, or clinic to complete the training.
To do so, you need a job offer from a Danish employer or hospital. The employer applies for a work permit on your behalf, and after the work permit is issued, you can begin your training.
This article will explain how you can get a job offer and the procedure you have to follow to get your work permit.
What is an Authorization residence permit to immigrate and work in Denmark as a doctor?
If you are from a non-EU country and getting your medical degree from there, you have to go through the registration process to immigrate and work in Denmark as a doctor.
It’s a long and tedious process and might take a few years. You need to spend a lot of time in Denmark to complete the process. The Danish officials have thought about it and created a special residence permit to complete the procedure and take the exams.
Bet, bear in mind an essential point. This residence permit is just to learn Danish, pass the tests and complete the stages. It doesn’t grant you permission to work as a doctor.
After you complete the registration, you have to apply for a work permit. You will find out how to do it in the below section.
There is another point you need to know. If you are already in Denmark under a valid residence permit, you do not need to apply for the residence permit for authorization. For instance, if you have a family permit or a study permit, you can use it to complete the steps with the Danish Patient Safety Authority.
How to get the Authorization residence permit?
You have to follow these steps to get the authorization;
Step 1. Verification of your degree.
For the first step, you have to send your medical degree to the Danish Patient Safety Authority. They evaluate your degree and decide whether to approve it or not.
After they approve your degree, you can use a copy of their verification and apply for the Authorization residence permit to the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).
Step 2. Financial ability.
Getting your degree verification from the Danish Patient Safety Authority is not the only requirement. You must have enough funds to cover your stay in Denmark. Remember that you have no permission to work in Denmark, so you need available funds or income to cover your stay.
The amount must be enough to cover your expenses and the people who accompany you; your spouse and children.
Danish officials have already announced the required funds;
- DKK 38.100, main applicant.
- DKK 76.200, the main applicant and your spouse.
- DKK 91.416, main applicant, spouse, and children.
- DKK 76.194, the main applicant with a spouse and no children.
There are various ways to prove your financial ability. One way is to submit bank statements that prove you have enough money to spend in Denmark.
You can also transfer the required amount to a bank account in Denmark and submit the proof as well.
Step 3. Create case order ID.
At this stage, you have to create a Case Order ID on the SIRI website. The link in the previous section guides you to do so. You have to insert the below information to create it:
- Personal names.
- Passport number.
- Email address.
Be careful while you complete the information, as it must be according to your documents.
You also have to pay a fee that is DKK 1,890.
After you receive the case order ID, you have to pay the fee for processing.
Prepare your credit or debit card to pay it after completing the empty sections.
After you pay the fees, you have to keep the receipt or a screenshot of the payment as you have to submit it along with the rest of the supporting documents.
Step 4. Gather the supporting documents.
Here, you have to collect the supporting documents to prove you are eligible to receive the authorization.
You have to gather this list of documents:
- Receipt of paid application fee.
- A copy of all of your passport pages.
- A copy of the Danish Patient Safety Authority approval of your medical degree.
- Financial independence proof.
If your documents are not in English or Danish, you have to get them translated by a verified translation office into English or Danish. The office must have a stamp, address, and telephone number, and the translation must be in their heading.
Step 5. Complete the application form.
Now you have to complete the application form. There are two options; online and paper application forms.
The online application form is faster and will be processed quickly. It outweighs the paper application form. The SIRI link in the above section provides you with the link to the online and paper application form.
There are detailed instructions on how to complete the application forms.
You need the Case order Id number and the receipt of paid application to complete the application form.
Step 6. Submit the application form.
If you complete the online application form, it will be submitted to the SIRI officials automatically.
But if you pick the paper application form, you have to submit it with the rest of the documents to the Danish embassy, consulate, or visa center responsible for visa processing in your home country.
You can find a list of them from this link.
Step 7. Submit biometrics.
You have to submit your biometrics, digital photo, and fingerprints. You have to do it in 14 days after completing the online application form. If you can not submit your biometrics in the time frame, you have to inform the SIRI of the reason and submit your biometrics at the first available time.
There are a few scenarios with submitting your biometrics.
If you are in Denmark at the time of application, you can submit your biometric with the SIRI’s offices in the city you live.
If you are applying from your home country or a foreign country, not Denmark, you can submit your biometrics to the Danish embassy, consulate, or the visa center responsible for visa processing.
Step 8. Wait for processing and answer.
The processing time of your application is about one month, but it might take longer. You have to wait for the SIRI’s decision. After you take the Danish Patient Safety Authority approval, you will likely receive the authorization unless there is a serious issue with your application. If there is such a thing, your application will get rejected and the Danish official will tell you why. You can remove the obstacle and apply it again.
After the authorization is approved, you will receive instructions to get your permit and move to Denmark.
The residence permit will let you stay in Denmark for a few years to complete the stages of becoming a doctor. You can also visit the Schengen Area for 90 days in six months but not longer.
Also, you may not leave Denmark for longer than six months. If so, you will lose your residence permit.
immigration and working in Denmark as a doctor for EU member states
This procedure is for people who are national EU/EEA members and have completed their education in the EU or EEA.
Step 1. Application.
First, you have to complete the application form. You can get it from this link. You have to complete it online and send it, then you have to pay the fee, which is DKK 1,206 and DKK 4,165 for each registration of specialist qualifications.
Step 2. Gathering the documents.
There is a list of supporting documents you have to collect and send to the Danish officials. Here is a list of documents you have to submit:
- Documents of changing your name, marriage certificate.
- Educational documents in the EU.
- EU diploma (if applicable).
- Certificate of good standing or Certificate of current professional status. It must state that you have permission to work as a dentist in your home country. It can not be older than 3 months ago at the time of application.
- Completing specialist training certificate. If applicable and it must have been issued by the competent health authority in the country you have practiced dentistry.
- Certificate of completing specialist qualifications (if applicable).
- Certificate of conformity that you meet the training requirements.
- Power of attorney if someone else is applying on your behalf, like an agent or a Danish company.
- Translation. If your documents are not in English or Danish, you need to have them translated into one of these languages, but you do not need translation if you apply from Sweden and Norway.
- Identity documents and a copy of your passport:
- date of birth.
Note: If you send the original of your documents, you have to send a copy of them as well. The copies you sent must be identical to the original documents. Also, they must be on A4 paper without any folder or stick on them.
If you need the original document you send, you can ask the officials to return them to you. You have to declare it in your application and ask them to return the original documents. The Danish officials will post the original documents to your postal address.
The other thing to consider is that you have to inform the officials of your last five years of work experience. Make it clear in which country you have had your work experience in the last 5 years.
You have to email the scanned form of your documents to the Danish offices at this email address “[email protected]” or post the paper copies to the postal address;
Danish Patient Safety Authority Registration and EU Health Insurance Islands Brygge 67 2300 Copenhagen S
Step 3. Assessment of your application.
After you send the documents and Danish officials receive them, you will receive an email. It’s to acknowledge receipt of your application. You have to check your email regularly. Also, check your spam folder, as it might end in this folder.
Danish officials will evaluate your application. It takes about three months the complete the evaluation of your documents. If they require further supporting documents, they will inform you to submit them.
After the assessment is over, they will inform you of the result. A positive result means you can work as a doctor in Denmark.
Your information and registration will appear on the online register of healthcare professionals. Employees can see the results on this website and know that you are a verified doctor. You can begin your work in Denmark by getting a job with an employer, hospital, or clinic in the country.
Immigration and working in Denmark as a doctor for Nationals of non-EU countries.
The procedure introduced in this section is for doctors who fall into one of the below categories;
- You are a national or resident of a non-EU/EEA country, and you have received your degree from a non-EU/EEA country.
- You are a national or resident of a non-EU/EEA country, but you have completed and received your medical degree in a non-EU/EEA country.
- You are a national of an EU/EEA country, but you have completed and achieved your degree from a non-EU/EEA country.
In this case, you can apply for registration under the special EU/EEA provisions, but you must have work experience for at least three years in one of the EU/EEA country members.
These are the steps you have to follow;
Step 1. Applying for approval of medical qualification.
The first step is to send your medical degree for verification.
You have to complete the online application form. You can get it from this link. Remember that you have to use this application form as it’s for non-EU nationals.
Before you send your application, you have to know about the 6-year rule.
What is the 6-year rule?
When did you receive your medical degree? If there is a gap of more than six years from the date you got your medical degree and the date you applied to the Danish Patient Safety Authority, you have to hold at least 12 months of professional experience as a medical doctor. If not, your application will be rejected.
There is one more thing you have to do as well.
Look at the country you got your degree from. Is it outside of the European Economic Community (EEC)? If yes, and you are a citizen of a country outside of the EEC, you must have your medical degree verified with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®), USA. The Danish Patient Safety Authority has a close partnership with the ECFMG®. You have to get the verification with the ECFMG’s Electronic Portfolio of International Credentials (EPIC) service and get it before you submit your application to the Danish Patient Safety Authority.
You, as the applicant, are responsible for the fees and completing the procedure to get the verification.
You can visit Special Instructions and FAQs for Applying to the Danish Patient Safety Authority on the EPIC website for more information, but the stages have been explained in this section.
The steps you have to follow to get your credentials primary-source verified through ECFMG by following these steps;
Stage 1. Create a tan EPIC account.
Visit the EPIC website to know the instructions and complete them to create an account. After you create an account and ECFMG completes your request, and your EPIC Account is created, ECFMG will send you an email that contains information to login into your account.
Stage 2. Confirmation of identity with EPIC.
At this stage, you have to confirm your identity with the EPIC. Their website has detailed information on how you can confirm your identity.
You have to submit an EPIC Identification Form (EIF) to confirm your identity. When ECFMG submits this form, you can submit the required documents to the Danish Patient Safety Authority for source verification.
Stage 3. Submitting the required documents.
Now you have to enter your account and submit the scanned form of these documents.
- Your latest medical diploma.
- Latest Medical School Transcript. It must give information on all the subjects.
- License to Practice Medicine. It must be from the related health authority in the last country where you worked as a medical doctor.
You can check the status of your documents and application by logging into your account.
But there is a point you need to know.
In case you do not have the License to Practice Medicine as a doctor or you can not submit it, read the EPIC guideline.
ECFMG will inform you after verifying your documents. After the three of them are source verified, visit your profile and click on the “My Reports” tab. Here, you make a request that the results of verification be sent to the Danish Patient Safety Authority.
After the Danish Patient Safety Authority receives the verification, they will send you an email land notify you. They will begin processing your application only after receiving the three verifications.
Step 2. Gather the supporting documents.
At this stage, you have to gather the supporting documents to send to Danish Patient Safety Authority.
This is the list of documents you have to send them;
- Cover letter.
It must contain your name, address, and signature. Be careful to fill in the right information and spelling.
- ID documents, a copy of your first passport page.
- Name change certificate, if applicable.
- Translation of name change certificate
- Your CV. It must list your qualifications and work experience in the time order you received.
- Registration of specialist qualifications documents. It is required if you have specialist qualifications.
- Translation of documents that are not in English or Danish.
- Proof of having professional work experience in the six-year rule applies to you. It must confirm the employment and provide its details. If you have part-time work experience that is equivalent to one year of full-time work experience, Danish officials will accept it.
- Power of attorney if another person, like recruitment agencies, etc., proceeds with your application.
Note: you have to send the documents in the above order and by numbers. You need two Copies of the document:
- Original documents or a certified copy of documents.
- Copy 2: Ordinary copies. They must be black/white in A4 format. There cannot be any paper clips, folders, etc.).
You have no permission to send any color copies.
Step 3. Send the supporting documents.
You have to post the documents to Danish Patient Safety Authority postal address.
The Danish Patient Safety Authority
Registration & EU Health Insurance
Islands Brygge 67
2300 Copenhagen S
Consider these points about certified copies of documents:
The copies of your documents must be certified by one of these options;
- notary public,
- the police
- or the authority that issued the document
The certified copy must hold a stamp or signature that is in English or Danish to verify it’s a certified copy. It must be easily identifiable as well. Remember that private people or companies can not provide a certified copy of documents.
Step 4. Assessment of your application.
After the Danish Patient Safety Authority receives your application and the documents by post, they send you an email and verify that they have received your application. Then they begin assessing your application.
There are two cases with the assessment of your application;
- Individual assessment.
The Danish Patient Safety Authority might assess your eligibility as an individual application. If so, they might require further supporting documents.
- World Directory of Medical Schools
Danish officials might use the World Directory of Medical Schools to assess your application.
In either case, they will evaluate your eligibility to know if you can work as a doctor in Denmark or not.
If the assessment is positive, the Danish officials will inform you to continue the rest of the process.
You will receive a letter that holds the necessary instructions. It will be sent to the postal address you have included in your application. You must ensure that you write your accurate address in the application. If you change your address, you must inform the Danish officials.
The letter is not permitted to work in Denmark. It holds the information you need to continue the rest of the procedure.
How long is the processing time?
The applications received in 2022 will be processed at the end of the second quarter of 2024.
So you might have to wait a long time to get your application processed if you are from a non-EU country.
Step 5. Language test.
You have to be fluent in the Danish language to work as a doctor in Denmark.
The test to improve your language proficiency is the Danish 3 Exam or “Prøve i dansk 3” in Danish. The test is made of a written part and an oral part. The oral part consists of three parts:
- reading comprehension,
- written communication
- oral communication
The least required score in reading and writing is 7, and the least required score for the oral part is 10, and you have to get the score.
You can take the test in several language centers in Denmark. But it must be in Denmark and nowhere else. It is held two times a year in
- and November/December.
If you want to ensure the approved centers take the test, you can ask the local municipality officials.
You also have the option to take the language test before you send the documents for recognition. But it isn’t older than 12 months at the time of recognition of your documents. But if you have stayed the last 12 months in Denmark and you have proof for it, it’s fine that the language test is older than 12 months.
How can you be exempted from the language test?
Some conditions exempt you from the Danish language test. Here are these conditions;
- You have already passed the language tests and got the required score but no more than 12 months ago at the time of applying for recognition.
- You have lived in Denmark after passing the language test with getting the least required score.
- You have studied and got a degree from a Danish upper secondary education.
- You have studied and completed one of the below degrees;
- Higher preparatory examination (enkeltfag).
- GIF (Gymnasiale indslusningsforløb for flygtninge og indvandrere) (A-level).
- International Baccalaureate (IB) in Danish (A-level).
- Education in Denmark universities and in the Danish language.
- “Studieprøven” from language centers.
After taking the language exam or having the certificate that exempts you from it, you have to post it to the Danish Patient Safety Authority. You must send the original document or a certified copy of your certificate. The officials will return the original certificate to your address.
Also, you can submit the certificate in person to the Danish Patient Safety Authority to their address:
Islands Brygge 67
2300 Copenhagen S
8940 Randers SV
Adelvej 34, Taulov
The Faroe Islands
After receiving the certificate, the Danish official will send the confirmation to your email address. They will also send the information to register for the medical test.
You can register for the medical test only after receiving the email confirmation. It takes about 14 days to receive the confirmation. You will receive the information to register for the medical test.
Step 6. Medical test.
After you take the language test, send the results to the Danish officials, and if they confirm it; the Patient Safety Authority will notify the University of Copenhagen. You will be registered for the medical test automatically.
You have to take the medical test at the University of Copenhagen. So you have to be in Denmark to take the exam.
This article explained that you could apply for an Authorization residence permit to stay in Denmark and complete the registration process. Visit the above section to know how you can receive it.
If you are not ready for the exam and want to study more or can not take it for another reason, you have to register for the test. If you do not unregister and do not take it, it will be considered as one failed attempt, and you can only take the exam three times.
You have permission to unregister for the exam one month before the exam date. You have to ask them in writing to unregister you.
What if you get sick and can not take part in the exam?
In this case, you have to inform the officials as soon you receive the results of the medical test for your sickness. You have to submit a medical examination with a doctor’s stamp and provider ID. The Danish officials must receive the sickness test results no later than three days before you get it. After you notify the exam officials and they accept the certificate, and if you do not take it, it will not be considered a failed attempt.
The test is held every year in March and September
While you will be registered for the written test automatically, you have to register for the oral part of the exam. The oral test is held in May and November. The Danish officials will inform you how to register for the oral test. You have to do it through the KU self-service system at KUnet.
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen website has further information about the exam dates and deadlines. Visit the website to find out the updated information to register or prepare yourself for the exam.
Please consider that if there are not enough applicants to take the test, the Danish Patient Safety Authority might cancel the test.
What is the structure of the medical test?
The medical test consists of two parts;
This test will take you four hours and is made up of questions about surgery and internal medicine. The test evaluates your medical knowledge, and it’s the same as Danish medical graduates. There are 7-point grading scales, and you must get a passing score.
This test takes you four hours to complete. The examiners will evaluate your skills, abilities, and knowledge in various fields, such as:
There are no points with this part and you just have to pass it. It’s a fail/pass exam.
Step 7. Pass the Course in Danish health legislation.
After passing the Medical test, you have to pass the Course in Danish health legislation. You need the language proficiency certificate to take this course, and the Danish officials will check your certificate.
The course is in the Danish language, and there is no charge for it. You will receive meals while taking the course, but you have to pay other expenses related to it.
There are three parts to the course, which often get called Modules.
Module 1. The structure of the Danish healthcare system.
You will find out about the Danish health service and its organization. Also, you will learn about the damage possibility and the supervisory function of the Danish Patient Safety Authority.
Module 2 – what are the patient’s rights?
You will know about the patient’s rights and get familiar with the cases that have been difficult to manage. The course provides information about confidentiality, informed consent, and legally incapable people’s rules and regulations.
The purpose of the second module is to provide the participants with extensive knowledge of fundamental patient rights with particular emphasis on situations that have been difficult to handle in practice for healthcare professionals trained outside Denmark. The special focus will be on informed consent, legally incapable persons, and confidentiality.
Module 3 – dentist; obligations and rights.
You will get familiar with your obligations authorized by the officials and healthcare professionals. Also, you will know how your rights can be affected/restricted.
How to register for the course?
You can register for the course after the Danish officials approve your language test. You have to send an email to the Danish official and ask for registration; at [email protected].
You have to send your personal information plus the request to register for the course; name, date of birth, and case number.
After about 14 days, you will receive a confirmation on what to do next.
Only 15 applicants can take part in each course. As the number is limited, the priority is with applicants who registered earlier and the ones who have completed the medical test.
There is no need to notify the Danish officials that you have passed the medical test as they know automatically that you have passed it.
You have to take part in the courses and pass them. The officials will check your identity through your photo. If you can not take one part of the course, you can take it later. But you might have to wait to get registered for it.
There is no score with the course, and you just have to pass and get the passing score.
If you can not take the course, you have permission to unregister for it. You can do it up to five working days before the starting date. You have to send an email to the Danish officials at the same email address [email protected], and ask them to unregister you.
In case you do not unregister and do not take part in the course, it will be considered as one failed attempt. You can take three failed attempts.
What if you get sick?
If you get sick, you have to inform the Registration, Analysis, and EU Health Insurance no later than 9.00 on the first-course day of the first-course day.
You must get a certificate from your own doctor that indicates you are sick, and it must contain the doctor’s stamp and provider ID. You have to send the certificate no later than three days after getting it.
If you notify the Registration, Analysis, and EU Health Insurance and you do not take part in the course, it will not be considered as one failed attempt.
Step 8. A Job offer and employment to get adaptation and training.
After you take the language test and the legislation course, you have to pass a training course in Denmark. To do so, you must find a job offer in Denmark and sign an employment contract with the employer or hospital.
It’s a must to pass the adaptation and training period if you do not have a specialist qualification or if you have a specialist qualification in a specialty that is not approved by the Danish Patient Safety Authority.
You have to find an employer willing to hire you to complete the training period with him/her. The duration of the employment is 12 months which consists of two six months in two different specialties.
Your employer assesses the quality of your work and informs the Danish officials. He/she must send the assessment forms to the officials after the 1st, 3rd, and 12th month of employment.
You have to begin the second six months no later than three months after completing the second six months.
How to find jobs?
It’s your responsibility to find jobs and employment. You can look for available positions with Sundhedsjobs.dk but the provided information is only in Danish.
You can also connect the Danish hospitals, clinics, or doctors and ask for employment.
You can also contact the Regional Council for Postgraduate Medical Training to get suggestions and advice on a job opportunity.
Remember that one of the three Regional Councils for Postgraduate Medical Training must approve the employment.
Step 9. Apply for temporary evaluation authorization.
You must apply and receive the evaluation authorization before you begin your Adaptation and training. It’s a must to begin your employment after 12 months of finishing your medical test and language exam.
The evaluation authorization you receive only applies to the department or type of practice you want to take. You cannot use it in another place of the type of practice.
For instance, if you get the evaluation authorization for a particular hospital in Amsterdam, you may not use and work in another clinic in the area.
The first step is applying for temporary evaluation authorization.
You have to send an email to the Danish officials at [email protected] and give them the below information:
- Tel. no.
- Date of birth (not your CPR number.
- Employment contract from your employer.
- Confirmation of your evaluation appointment was sent directly from the relevant Regional Council for Continuing Medical Education to the agency.
- The e-mail address of the place of employment
- Updated CV.
- Your journal number (if applicable).
Declaration of “good standing.
The health authorities of the country where you have completed your education or got your work experience in the last five years must complete this form or issue a declaration of “good standing” and send the one by post to the Agency for Patient Safety.
If you do not have a certificate of good standing, the officials must issue a certificate of non-registration and send it to the Danish officials.
Second evaluation authorization.
To pass the second course of evaluation employment, you need new authorization. You have to apply again and send the following information to Danish officials at this email address “[email protected]”.
- Date of birth.
- Employment contract from your employer.
- Confirmation of your evaluation appointment sent directly from the relevant Regional Council for Physicians’ Further Education to the Agency for Patient Safety.
- The e-mail address of the place of employment
- Updated CV and declaration of “good standing”/documentation for residence in Denmark again.
The processing time takes 14, and the results will appear on the authorization register.
Step 10. Applying to work independently.
After you complete the evaluation of employment, you can apply to work independently. You have to pay the fee of DKK 1,206 and complete the application process.
The information you need to complete the process is provided only in Danish: Tilladelse til selvstændigt virke.
After you get permission to work independently, you can apply to become a specialist in Denmark. The information you need is provided only in Danish; Bekendtgørelse om uddannelse af speciallæger.
How to become a doctor in Denmark?
You have to apply for Danish registration and complete it. The process is different for EU and non-EU nationals. It takes about three months for EU nationals and a few years for non-EU nationals.
The registration process is explained in the above section in detail. You can read them to know what you have to do and which stages you must go through.
As the process is long and you have to complete most of it in Denmark, the Danish officials have provided a residence permit to stay for the long term and complete the process.
Is it easy to immigrate and work Denmark as a doctor?
If you are from a non-EU country and got your degree outside of the Eu, you can say no. It’s not easy, and the process is long and tedious.
You must send your documents for recognition which is a long list, and you have to send them to Denmark. The processing time is long, and you have to wait a few years.
You have to pass the Danish language proficiency test and the medical exam, which takes a while to prepare and pass.
Then you have to apply for authorization to take training and complete it.
The fact is that you have to apply for permission for every part of the steps you have to follow.
Immigrant doctors’ salary in Denmark.
According to Salary Explorer, the average salary of a doctor in Denmark is about 95,500 DKK ($13,861) per month. Your salary begins from 35,100 DKK and goes up to 161,000 DKK.
Your salary is up to several factors. But, your income will not be below the average salary, and the government ensures you get paid enough and according to the rules.
How to immigrate to Denmark as a surgeon?
The process of immigrating to Denmark as a surgeon is almost the same as a doctor. You need a medical degree, language fluency, pass the medical exams, and register with Danish officials to get your license.
You must gather the supporting documents and send them to the Danish Patient Safety Authority. They assess your application and tell whether you can work as a surgeon in Denmark. Then you must pass the other steps, which are similar to the stages explained to doctors. Look at the above section to know the steps you must follow.
If you are a non-EU national, you must get a job offer from a Danish employer and apply for a work permit. You must find an employer willing to hire and needs your skills.
You can learn more about Denmark’s work permits and work visa applications from the Visa Library article.
How to immigrate to Denmark as an Anesthesiologist?
The process of immigrating to Denmark as an anesthesiologist is similar to doctors. First, you must fulfill the requirements; a valid medical degree, language fluency, and the required supporting documents.
Then you must apply to the Danish Patient Safety Authority and submit the supporting documents. They assess your application and tell whether you can work as an anesthesiologist. If they approve your application, you can continue the rest of the process. You might have to go through a different stage by your field and where you got your degree. Then, you must pass the language test and exams to get your license. Only after you get your medical license can you work as an Anesthesiologist in Denmark.
The hard parts of the process are over when you get your license. If you are a non-EU national, you need a work permit to work in the EU and Denmark. So, you must find a job offer from a Danish employer. The company or employer applies for a work permit. When you get it, the process to immigrate to Denmark as an Anesthesiologist is over and you can work legally there.
Let’s sum up…
Foreign doctors can move to Denmark. But they have to get permission to work and it gets called a recognition process. It’s different for EU and non-EU nationals, but the article explained both of them. You also got answers to all of your questions.
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Frequently asked questions about immigration and working in Denmark as a doctor.
Can foreign doctors work in Denmark?
Yes, but they have to pass the recognition process.
Is it hard to immigrate and work in Denmark as a doctor?
It’s a bit hard as passing the recognition process is long and tedious.
How long does it take to immigrate and work in Denmark as a doctor?
For EU nationals, it takes three months, but it takes a few years for non-EU nationals.